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The Morris 13U baseball team fell just short of defending their state title, losing to Alexandria in the championship game on Sunday, July 30 in Marshall. Morris ended the season with a 24-2 record, winning tournaments in Hutchinson, Marshall, Morris, and Somerset, Wisc. during their undefeated regular season. Morris lost their first game in pool play during the state tournament. Willmar, a team that Morris had defeated handily twice during the regular season, scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 14-12 upset victory.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheets for a proposed swine production facility about six miles southwest of Clinton in Big Stone County, and for a proposed expansion of another swine project west of Madison. The EAWs on both projects, which describe potential impacts on land use, water quality, and air quality, is open for public review and comment through Aug. 30, 2006. The Lismore Hutterian Brethren Inc.
"Ready, set, mow!" That's when the racers run to their mowers, start the engines, and start mowing down the track. You can see all the "Grassed and the Furious" action at the Stevens County Fair next Saturday, August 12, for a 6:00 p.m. race. The Minnesota Lawn Mower Racing Association (MNLMRA) presents The STA-BIL 10,000 Lakes Mow Down in our own backyard, or fairgrounds, to be exact. The STA-BIL 10,000 Lakes Mow Down will feature grass-kicking action on riding lawn mowers at speeds up to 60 mph with all cutting blades removed. Racers compete for points and bragging rights.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Attorney General Mike Hatch faced off for the first time in the 2006 governor's race Wednesday, leaving no doubt to nearly 700 farmers watching that they agree on few issues. In a 90-minute forum at the annual FarmFest trade show, the pair previewed what Minnesota voters can expect in the fall campaign season.
It's rare that a state auditor could wind up being one of the most recognizable people in state politics. But those days could be coming, whether or not Pat Anderson remains as State Auditor following the Nov. 7 elections. Anderson, elected in 2002, is again running for the position.
Local and state law enforcement officials are investigating a suspected arson fire in Morris Township. An empty house at 20773 461st Ave. sustained damage in a fire reported to the Morris Fire Department and the Stevens County Sheriff's Office at about 5:30 a.m.
"To be clever enough to get all that money, you must be stupid enough to want it." - G. K. Chesterton The fifth tool Satan uses to suck suckers into hell is the deadly vice of avarice. Y'know what I'm talking, about don't ya?
Funeral services for Sylvia Hall will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 7 at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, Battle Lake. Father Paul Folsom will be officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Summit Cemetery, Morris. Sylvia Hall was born October 21, 1912 in Union Township, Plymouth County, Iowa to Henry and Catherine (Wengler) Lampert. She graduated from Morris High School in 1931 and continued her education at Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. In August of 1937 she married Charles R. Hall.
Funeral services for Charles Blocher of Starbuck will be held Monday, August 7, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck. Reverend John Beem will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be at Fron Lutheran Cemetery, rural Starbuck. Military rites will be provided by the Starbuck American Legion and VFW. Charles Edward Blocher, son of Daniel and Pearl (Satter) Blocher, was born May 25, 1928 in Morris, Minn., where he grew up.
It is time to do a little touch up work in the garden as we move into the full harvest season. Where did the summer go? I know not many of my readers grow strawberries and raspberries but I wanted to remind those that do to spend a little time getting them ready for next year's production. The strawberry patch needs some renovation at this time of the year. You start by mowing off the leaves of the existing plant taking caution not to harm the crown of the plant. Next put on some fertilizer and then rototill it in and narrow up the row so that it is only a foot wide.